James McPeake returns to Team Wellington

McPeake played for Western Suburbs in the Central League this past winter after previous spells with Miramar Rangers, Lower Hutt City and Wellington Olympic. He was part of the Team Wellington side that made the 2014 Grand Final before spending time with WaiBOP United. He was a member of the New Zealand Under 20 side in 2011 before suffering a season ending anterior cruciate ligament injury which also ended his hopes of participating in the 2011 Under 20 World Cup.

James McPeake (left)

James McPeake (left)

McPeake was happy to be back at the franchise, “I signed because I wanted another chance to play at the highest domestic level in New Zealand and being a Wellington lad it’s nice to have the chance to do it with my home franchise. A lot of the players from last year are returning which means that the club must be moving in the right direction behind the scenes and obviously it helps having a quality coach like Jose coming on board to lead us through this season. I've also heard that there's a good culture that’s been established by a few of the more senior lads around the group which is going to be good to become a part of”.

Team Wellington Jose Figueria was pleased to have McPeake back on board and said, ““I am delighted to announce the return of James to the club. He is an experienced goalkeeper who will provide healthy competition in the goalkeeping department. His experience in the national league and presence between the sticks adds real depth and quality to our defensive unit”.